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April 4, 2014

All Over But the Shouting

The campaign against Mozilla's CEO was the height of intolerance

Why is it now insufficient to debate our adversaries and coexist with them? Why must we now shame, censure, silence? 

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But the number would be even higher if conservatives stopped blocking expansion in the rest of the states.

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The economy still hasn't kicked into second gear.

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April 3, 2014

Lead from ammunition. Loss of hearing from gunshots. Widespread PTSD.

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Looks like the number of uninsured Americans is dropping, though it's not clear by how much—or whether the drop will match official predicitons.

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I was stuck today on a 40-mile train ride that took more than four hours. It gave me some time to connect the dots.

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'Veep' Is a Nihilist Satire, and It's More Accurate than You Realize

An ex-White House spokesman fact-checks the HBO comedy

 Before, the joke was that the vice president had no power. Now the joke is politics itself. All of it.

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April 2, 2014

“We in Ukraine feel cheated, we feel that we were betrayed,” he said.

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Defenders of tipping say it rewards better service. People who've studied it say it rewards drawing smiley faces on checks, crouching next to a table, and four other peer-reviewed tactics.  

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